EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JULY 31ST, 2022

Introduction to the LiturgyVanishing Wealth In this rather sardonic way, Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes’ Hebrew name) looks at experience and sees nothing but irony in the fact that those who work hard to achieve a certain position in life end up leaving everything to someone who has made little or no contribution.  This is part of life’s folly.  Luke’s largely self-explanatory parable of the wealthy farmer points up the foolishness of investing energy single-mindedly in the passing things of this life.  Paul rounds out today’s theme by telling the Colossians to set their gaze on the things of God where our true destiny lies.  Where our treasure is, there will our heart be.

 

From the Saints From a letter attributed to BarnabasThe Lord has given us these three basic doctrines: hope for eternal life, the beginning and end of our faith; justice, the beginning and end of righteousness; and love, which bears cheerful and joyous witness to the works of righteousness. Now the Lord has made the past and present known to us through his prophets, and he has given us the ability to taste the fruits of the future beforehand. Thus, when we see prophecies fulfilled in their appointed order, we ought to grow more fully and deeply in awe of him. (Matins, 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time)

Announced Parish Masses
Monday, August 1st to Sunday, august 7th    
 
    St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor – Memorial
Monday 7:45 a.m. Jacob Rose – Garnett Morris
AUGUST  1 Deceased Parents, Sisters and Brother – Albert Kruschenske
     
    Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop; Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. Donald Hartlen – Dianne & Curtis, Angela, Quinn & Steve
AUGUST 2    
    Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Ferial
Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m. Adoration & Benediction (Confessions available until 6:45pm)
AUGUST 3 7-7:15 pm Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  7:15 p.m. Anita Lance – Roger & Marlyn St. Godard and Family
    Patricia Cliche & Perry Cliche – Delwin Cliche & Family
     
    St. Jean-Marie Vianney, Priest – Memorial
Thursday 7:45 a.m. Marion Turner (Ann.) – Family
AUGUST 4   Mary Cripps – Parishioner
     
    The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major 
Friday 7:45 a.m. Joyce Reilander – Mark Reilander & Family
AUGUST 5   Wayne Power – Jim Power
     
    The Transfiguration of the Lord
Saturday 7:15 p.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
AUGUST 6    
    Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Special Intentions of Cathedral Parishioners – Fr. Jim
AUGUST 7 5:15 p.m. For the Sick – Fr. Jim

In your prayers kindly remember the sick and those who care for them, the lonely, the handicapped, those isolated, and those who have died, especially John O’Brien, Theresa Kelly, Kurtis Armstrong, Sonny Buske, Norman Griffith, Mary Flood and Fred Lapierre.

HAVE A BLESSED AND HOLY WEEK

Your total offering for last Sunday was $2718.05

Thank you for your generosity and support

 

O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me!
You are my rescuer, my help;
O Lord, do not delay.

(Entrance Antiphon – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, July 30th   7:15 pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, July 31st  10:30 am Mike O’Grady Les Scott
Sunday, July 31st    5:15 pm Bill or A-M. Fillmore John Leydon
Nineteeth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, August 6th & Sunday, August 7th
    Lector Commentator
Saturday, August 6th 7:15 pm Fred Sinclair Dianne Sinclair
Sunday, August 7th 10:30 am Lance Patriquin Mike O’Grady
Sunday, August 7th 5:15 pm Maria C. Doherty Suzanne or Richard Fleury

 

FROM THE RECTOR’S DESK:  It is with sadness and hope that we say our farewells to our seminarian Lukas Casta.  Lukas will be studying for another two years at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto.  We are extremely grateful for the variety of assistance that Lukas has given to the parish over the last year. During that time, we moved our office and everything else out of the rectory. Lukas pitched in wherever he was needed, thank you Lukas.  I ask that you keep Lukas in your prayers during his studies and that he will embrace Gods calling.  Father Jim

NOTICE FROM THE PARISH OFFICE:  From July 1st until September 6th the Parish Office will be open Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you.

CIVIC HOLIDAY:  Please note that the Rectory Office will be closed on Monday August 1, 2022 for the Civic Holiday.  Wishing everyone a blessed and safe long weekend.

Gift Shop: The Gift Shop will be open following the 10:30am Mass every Sunday starting in September, the exact date will be announced. If you wish to purchase anything from the gift shop in the meantime, please contact Becky Chaput at 732-8711.

JOIN AN ONLINE PRAYER GROUP FOR THE EVANGELIZATION PROJECT: Join us online every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. to intercede for the evangelization efforts in the diocese of Pembroke. We pray the rosary, sometimes a novena, or meditate on a Gospel passage. The zoom link to connect is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81378641646.

WOJTYLA SUMMER INSTITUTE: Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College is hosting its annual Wojtyla Summer Institute in-person in Barry’s Bay from August 4-7. This year’s theme, “Know Thyself”: Catholic Perspectives on the Human Person,” addresses ways in which the integrity of the human person is being challenged, and seeks to find connections among the various Catholic perspectives to form a unified view of who we are and how we should live. The conference features a keynote address by Fr. Mark Goring, CC, in St. Hedwig’s Parish, which will be free and open to the public, as well as livestreamed. Some accommodations are available. Space is limited for the in-person conference. Find more information, and register at seatofwisdom.ca/wojtyla-2022.

Madonna House is celebrating 75 Years in Combermere: Join us for an open house & picnic on Sunday, September 4th from 1-9 p.m.

1-3:00 p.m.   Main House/Training Centre tours: Take time to pray at Our Lady of Combermere and The Island Chapel & Catherine’s cabin. MH Gift Shop, Book Shop & Pioneer Museum will be open. See St. Raphael’s Handicraft Center and Outdoor Kiln.

3-9:00 p.m.    St. Mary’s (2768 Dafoe Road): Tea Time/Activities for families, adoration & benediction

6:00 p.m.  Picnic Supper: Every family should bring a picnic supper (no grilling). Madonna House is providing dessert.

6-9:00 p.m.   Bonfire/Music/Visiting.

Another way you can join in our celebration is to watch for photos and videos posted at: www.madonnahouse.org/75th

 

Who Was St. Barnabas?

St. Barnabas was a Jew from Cyprus who, with St. Paul, was an apostle to the gentiles. We know that when Paul, who had been a persecutor of Christians, was converted and wanted to join Jesus’ followers, the disciples were understandably skeptical about Paul. It was Barnabas who advocated for him and encouraged others to forgive him. Barnabas is, therefore, considered the patron saint of second chances.

A major debate in the early Church was whether gentiles must be circumcised and observe Jewish law to become Christians. Barnabas was instrumental in reaching a compromise that preserved the community and he became known as the “son of encouragement.” The Acts of the Apostles also recounts his central role in sending aid to those impacted by a famine.    Blessed Barnabas, pray for us.

mycatholiclife.com                           Saint Barnabas, you gathered infant Christianity from its cradle and carried it into the     world beyond. You poured the message of salvation into new wineskins without any guile. May all Christians be so      confident, so convincing, and so successful through your intercession.